Our Team

Arekhta Andriana

She is the veteran and the leader of the Ukrainian Women Veteran Movement. In 2009, she graduated from the Kyiv National Linguistic University, the specialization is a translator of English. In 2020, she received her Master’s degree in the National University ‘Kyiv-Mohyla Academy’, the Faculty of Law, the specialty – ‘Public Administration’.

In 2013-2014, she was an active participant in the Revolution of Dignity. In May 2014, she went to the east of Ukraine as a volunteer and joined the Armed Forces of Ukraine (Aydar battalion), which is part of the assault team (attack aircraft). She was ranked as Junior Sergeant. She participated in operations to liberate and fortify localities in the Luhansk region.

Awards: People’s Hero of Ukraine, Knight of the Order of Gallantry 3rd degree. Upon her return, she took part in the ‘Invisible Battalion’ advocacy campaign. She was also one of the heroines of the documentary film about the women’s participation in the Russian-Ukrainian war. In 2018, the sisters in arms and began work on the formation of the Women’s Veteran Movement. She represented Ukrainian veterans at the UN and NATO headquarters at the Ukraine Reform Conference in Toronto. In 2020 she became the UN National Consultant on Gender Equality under the Ministry of Veterans Affairs.

Klempouz Halyna (‘Perlynka')

She is a veteran and a member of the board of the NGO ‘UWVM’. In 2017, she graduated from Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University with a master’s degree in jurisprudence.

Being a student, she began to be engaged in volunteer activities to help the army in the war in 2014. In 2016, she became a volunteer at 1 OSHR DUK PS. A couple of months after that, she and other members signed a contract with the Armed Forces of Ukraine as a full-time student. At first, she served in 1 MB 54 OMBR, but after the conflict with the command of the brigade, she and other members were transferred to 46 OSHB ‘Donbass-Ukraine’. She is a soldier. She was an operator, an orderly-shooter, a grenade launcher, a company medical officer, a platoon combat medic. She also performed the work of an airborne police officer and a battalion press secretary.

In September 2018, she retired from the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

She represented veterans at NATO headquarters. She is a graduate of the Open World program on sharing the experience of veterans with the United States.

In 2018, together with other veteran nurses, she began to run the NGO ‘UWVM’.

Kirillova Yuliia

She is the veteran and the board member of the public association ‘UWVM’ as well as the coordinator of the social department of the organization. A lawyer by training. Since 2014, she has been an active volunteer and paramedic volunteer. In 2015 she was mobilized into the Armed Forces of Ukraine as a file clerk in the 25th battalion ‘Kievan Rus’. Later, she was transferred to the position of a scout of a grenade launcher. Since 2016, she was a medical officer at a medical center of a military unit.

In October 2016, she was retired from the army and began social activities. In 2018, she joined the formation of the Ukrainian Women Veteran Movement, in which she heads the social department and helps the members of this organization to adapt to civilian life after returning from the war.

In 2019, she received a scholarship and entered the master’s program in Public Administration at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.

In 2019, she was dubbed one of the top 50 finalists of the ‘New Leaders’ project with the ‘Socio-Psychological Re-adaptation for Veterans’ project, and she still successfully implements psychological rehabilitation projects for male and female veterans.

She was awarded the badge ‘Honor Badge’ of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

Demianyk Liudmyla (‘Katrusia Strila’)

She is executive-board member of the NGO Ukrainian Women Veteran Movement.

She is a volunteer of the 5th Armed Forces of the Ukrainian Volunteer Army and reserve officer of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Her military story began in August 2014. Ludmila worked in various positions in the battalion – from the assistant of battalion staff chief to the coordinator of the volunteer work.

Coming back in 2016, she headed the coordination center of the NGO ‘Diya’ and the administrative department of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Volunteer Army. Later she received the military rank of junior lieutenant. He works as a chief technologist at one of Ukroboronprom’s enterprises. She has a daughter.

Pryimak Kateryna ('Zoia')

Deputy Chairman of the NGO ‘Ukrainian Women Veteran Movement’.

A culturologist by training. Before the war she had worked at the center of contemporary art. In 2014, she joined the ranks of the Volunteer Ukrainian Corps, m/s ‘Hospitallers’, in which she had been working as a paramedic as part of the evacuation brigade for 11 months (Pisky, Butivka Mine).

Upon her return, she worked on television. In 2018, her sisters and she began work on the formation of the Women’s Veteran Movement. Now she is getting a master’s degree at the Kyiv School of Economics, the program is ‘Public Policy and Governance’. She represented Ukrainian veterans at the UN headquarters (CSW 63 in New York, Beijing + 25 in Geneva) twice.

She is the laureate of the ‘Euromaidan-SOS’ prize.

Aristova Veronika (“Nika”)

She is the regional manager of the public association ‘UWVM’ in the Lviv region. He is a medical assistant-midwife by training. In March 2015, she went to the east, where she was a paramedic at the RCA ‘Karpatska Sich’ (Pisky, Vodiane). In November of the same year, she was transferred to DB ‘OUN’, where she began to perform the duties of the head of the medical service (Pisky, Krymske). On January 19, 2018, she signed a contract with 93 OMBR, in which she was acting as a senior combat medic for 11 months. She was dismissed for health reasons. Upon completion of the service, she entered the NGO ‘WVM’ and began volunteering in the field of assistance to military and front-line boarding schools.